Many of our patients are getting great skin rejuvenation results from a treatment known as microneedling. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment that helps to improve the condition of common skin problems like acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works through a form of controlled skin wounding. We puncture the skin to a shallow degree using a handheld device covered in tiny needles. After the application of a numbing solution, this device is used to create hundreds of micro-punctures in the surface of the skin. This triggers a skin rejuvenation process resulting in the minimization of many skin imperfections.
Would I make a good candidate for a microneedling procedure?
Good candidates for microneedling are those with no current skin infections or serious skin diseases. If you are currently taking a blood thinner, you would need to stop taking it before your microneedling procedure.
The best candidates are patients who are seeking an improvement in conditions like fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, skin blemishes, and scars caused by acne, injury, or surgery.
How long does it take to recover?
The healing of your skin can take several weeks to fully complete after a treatment. After some initial inflammation, your body begins to remove damaged skin tissue and replace it with fresher skin that displays fewer imperfections. Since this process can take several weeks, we recommend that you space your microneedling treatments several weeks apart to give your skin time to heal fully.
What kind of results can I expect?
You should see a gradual improvement in the condition of your skin over the following weeks after your treatment with microneedling. The key point is that you should remain patient as your results build. It will take your body some time to remodel your skin, but most patients begin noticing an improvement within days.
Can I have multiple micro needling procedures?
Most patients benefit from additional treatments. This is because your results will be cumulative, building upon the skin improvements seen in previous treatment sessions. Just be sure to wait several weeks in between each treatment so that your skin will heal completely.
Schedule your San Diego microneedling consultation
To begin your journey to clear and youthful skin, schedule a consultation at Restore SD Plastic Surgery in San Diego, CA by calling 858-224-2281 or contacting us online. Female board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katerina Gallus and her highly-experienced aesthetics team are here to help you get your best, glowing skin!